Author: Shabbu

Breakfast/ Dinner, Malabar Recipes, Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes

Aleesa

1 cups wheat, skinless (kuthiya gothambu)1 litre water1 medium onion2 garlic cloves4-5 chicken pieces3 piece cinnamon4 cloves2 tbsp gheesalt to taste1 cup coconut milk2 tbsp ghee For Garnishing: 3 tbsp ghee1 medium onion, thinly sliced10-12 cashew nuts, split10-12 raisinssugar, as required Preparation: Soak wheat in water for 6 hours or overnight. In a pressure cooker, […]

Crunchy Snacks, Kerala Dishes, Snacks

Spicy Banana Chips

Ingredients: 3 raw bananas / plantains (nendran pazham) salt to tastechilli powder ( add to your taste)oil for frying Preparation: Peel the skin of the bananas and slice them into thin round pieces. Heat oil in a deep pan on medium flame and fry sliced banana pieces in the hot oil without overcrowding them. Stir […]

Non Veg, Pickles, Salads/ Condiments, Seafood, Squid

Koonthal / Squid Pickle

Ingredients: 1/2 kg squid2 tbsp + 1 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 big piece ginger, crushed10-12 garlic cloves, crushed10-12 green chillies, finely chopped2 sprig curry leaves1 tsp asafoetida1 tsp fenugreek powder1/2 cup vinegar1 tsp sugar1/2 cup gingely oilsalt to taste Preparation: Clean and cut the squid into small pieces. Then […]

Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Churros

Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour1/4 cup unsalted butter, diced into small pieces1 tbsp sugar1 cup water1/4 tsp salt1 large egg1/2 tsp vanilla essenceoil for frying For Cinnamon-Sugar Coating: 1/2 cup sugar3/4 tsp ground cinnamon Preparation: Combine together 1/2 cup sugar and ground cinnamon in a shallow bowl/ plate and keep it aside. In a large […]

Dips / Salsa/ Sauce, Salads/ Condiments

Beetroot Hummus

Ingredients: 1 cup white chick peas / chana1 small beetroot1/4 cup white sesame seeds3 garlic cloves1 1/2 lemon, squeezed1/2 tsp cumin powder1/4 tsp pepper powder5 tbsp olive oilsalt to tastefew parsley /coriander leaves Preparation: Soak the white chick peas in water for 8-9 hrs or overnight . Cook the chick peas adding little salt till […]

Ramadan/ Iftar Recipes, Snacks, Spicy/Savory Snacks

Falafel

Ingredients: 2 cup white chick peas1/2 cup parsley leaves1/2 cup coriander leaves1 medium onion, finely chopped4 garlic cloves1 tsp pepper powder1/2 tsp coriander powder1 tsp cumin powder1 tsp baking powder1 tsp lemon juice2-3 tbsp bread crumbs (as required)3 tsp white sesame seedssalt t o tasteoil for frying Preparation: Soak the white chick peas in water […]

Breakfast/ Dinner, Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Mangalore Buns

Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour1 medium sized ripe banana2 tbsp yogurt/ curd1 tsp cumin seeds2 tbsp sugar1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt oil for frying Preparation: In a large bowl, add banana and sugar and mash it thoroughly without any lumps. Add yogurt, baking soda, cumin seeds and salt and mix well. Add plain flour […]

Frozen / Chilled Desserts, Summer Specials

Mango Granita

Ingredients: 2 cups ripe mango, chopped1/4 cup sugar2 tsp lemon juice Preparation: Peel and chop 2 ripe mangoes (about 2 cups) into small pieces and blend well adding sugar, lemon juice and 2 tbsp water until smooth. Pour this mixture into a baking dish / freezer safe container and freeze it for 2 hours. Then […]

Dips / Salsa/ Sauce, Salads/ Condiments

Hummus

Ingredients: 1 cup white chick peas / chana1/4 cup white sesame seeds3 garlic cloves1 1/2 lemon, squeezed1/2 tsp cumin powder1/4 tsp pepper powder5 tbsp olive oilsalt to tastechilli powder, for garnishingfew coriander or parsley leaves Preparation: Soak the white chick peas in water for 8-9 hrs or overnight . Cook the chick peas adding little […]

Chutney/ Chammanthi, Salads/ Condiments

Spinach Chutney / Palak Chutney

Ingredients: 1 small bunch spinach, chopped1/4 cup grated coconut2 green chillies, chopped2 tbsp roasted gram / pottukadalasmall piece gingersmall piece tamarindsalt to taste1/4 tsp mustard seeds1 sprig curry leaves2 tsp oil Preparation: In a non stick pan add spinach leaves and saute for a minute without adding any water. Switch off the flame and allow […]